Preparing for College

The College Application Arms Race

A while back, I posted a thread on the College Confidential discussion forum entitled World Record for Number of Applications? It drew quite a response from forum members. To date, there are over 250 posts responding to my curiosity about how many applications current seniors are submitting (Or have submitted) as part of their college quest. Here are a couple sample comments from that thread that show some of the amazing lengths applicants are going to:

- A CCer from the last admissions cycle applied to Stanford, Duke, Dartmouth, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, UPenn, Williams, Amherst, Oxford, Emory, Vanderbilt, UChicago, WashU, Northwestern, Georgetown, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, MIT, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Tufts, and Boston University. I believe that's 29 schools.

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